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Brian Shepherd / Darden Smith

Sometimes I don’t have that much to say
Other times it would be better if I just walked away
Or when I lose my temper, because we don’t connect
She puts her pretty arms around my neck
And that’s why I love Maria

When I’m tossing and I’m turning in the middle of the night
I feel her hand upon my back, she tells me it’s all right
She’s got the magic, she’s got the healing touch
A special kind of therapy that you don’t see that much
And that’s why I love Maria

Patient and caring
She’s got the kind of love that never ends
She’s the one I lean on
She’s my one true friend
Oh Maria

Since I met Maria I’m a better man
Sometimes I wonder if it’s all part of a plan
She made the parts inside of me right where they were wrong
For so long I wandered, now I know where I belong
And that’s right beside Maria

Some day when we’re older we’ll look back on these times
Like the night we drove to Waco, she said that she’d be mine
Or the day we drove to Beaumont for a burger and some fries
I saw the future written in the sparkle of her eyes
And that’s why I love Maria


from SW​:​S Retreat - May 2​-​5, 2014, released May 15, 2014
Darden Smith Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)


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